Foster Gallery exhibits opening reception

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center
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Foster Gallery
Wagener, Tom

Note: This event was initially scheduled for Feb. 20 and has been moved to Feb. 19 due to inclement weather forecasted for Feb. 20.


The opening reception for two exhibits — "Shading" by Australian artist Catherine Schieve and "Artifacts from the Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum" — will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center at UW-Eau Claire. Schieve will attend the reception, which also will include an 8 p.m. performance by UW-Eau Claire professor of music and flutist Dr. Tim Lane.

       Foster Gallery also will be open from 2-4:30 Feb. 19, with an artist lecture by Schieve scheduled for 3 p.m.

       In "Shading," Schieve combines hieroglyphics as musical score and art — various forms of music performed in traditional and experimental methods, both instrumental and vocal — to visual cues in a 40-foot two-dimensional painting.

       "Artifacts from the Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum" is an exhibition of the tools and images of the first great information revolution: letterpress printing. Founded in 1880, within 20 years the Hamilton Type Company of Two Rivers, Wis., became the largest manufacturer of wood type in the U.S., aided by the abundance of wood found in Wisconsin forests. Wood type, broadsides and more will be on display. 

       Both exhibits will be on display in Foster Gallery through March 13. Starting Feb. 20, Foster Gallery hours will be 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends. 

       For more information, contact Tom Wagener, Foster Gallery director, at or 715-836-2328.

Photo caption:
Image from "Shading" exhibit
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